HOW I REALLY FEEL ABOUT MERLOT (the Emotional Week in Wine)
If you ask me what happened during my trip to Walla Walla, I have to honestly answer, “Sit down, get comfortable, this might take a while to explain.” It was a tough week on the tender heartstrings, is the short answer, and I mention all of this as a kind of preamble to saying that I quite honestly don’t need to hear another word about merlot. At least not for a little while, until things settle down...READ MORE
PDX'S PASSION FOR FOOD, a feature in the June issue of Alaska Beyond, the magazine of Alaska Airlines. (Scroll to p. 70 in the link) What a fun story to research, as I ate my way around town and interviewed terrific chefs like Vitaly Paley (who I surprised by bringing him a jian bing street crepe), Cathy Whims and Gabriel Rucker.
I just published my first two pieces on PDX.EATER.COM, including this nice piece about the new Happy Hour service at Peirano & Daughters, and another on the new tasting rooms of the Willamette Valley.
Also researching new stories for Alaska Beyond, Horizon Beyond, and Oregon Wine Press, including a crazy piece about finding traces of PORTLANDIA around PDX. Put a bird on it!
"I don't want to be attractive. I want to be ravishing. I want the women to line up and leap into my arms, stroke my long hair, and ask me things about my pecs. In short, I want to be...Fabio!" -- I'm Ver' Ready, Premiere Magazine, October 1994
"We forgot to bring pot holders because it had never been our experience that food actually got hot -- or even vaguely warm -- when we camped." -- Roughing It, Horizon Airlines Magazine, June 2013
"Long before he built his Tuscan-style winery in Carlton, and before he lost the winery in a series of practically Biblical events, Gino Cuneo was struck by inspiration one night while lying in bed with his wife, Pam. It was 1990..." -- Crushed, Portland Monthly, May 2009
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